Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A List Of Cat Superstitions

While writing about the previous post on Malaysian cat's myth, I found a website about cat superstitions. Here's the link to that site. I made a copy of it below.

  • When a cat washes behind his ears you may expect visitors. (Dutch superstition)
  • A strange Black cat on your porch brings prosperity, (Scottish superstition)
  • A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. (Italian superstition)
  • It is bad luck to see a white cat at night. (American superstition)
  • Dreaming of a white cat means good luck. (American superstition)
  • If a cat deserts a house, illness will always reign there. (English superstition)
  • When you see a one eyed cat, spit on your thumb, stamp it in the palm of your hand, and make a wish. The wish will come true. (American superstition)
  • If a cat washes behind it's ears, it will rain. (English superstition)
  • A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead. (English superstition)
  • English schoolchildren believe seeing a white cat on the way to school is sure to bring trouble. To avert bad luck, they must either spit, or turn around completely and make the sign of the cross.
  • A Black cat crossing one's path by moonlight means death in an epidemic. (Irish superstition)
  • It is bad luck to cross a stream carrying a cat. (French superstition)
  • In Britain and many parts of Europe, a black cat crossing the road, or entering your house is considered very good fortune.
  • In parts of Yorkshire the wives of fishermen keep black cats at home to ensure their husbands safety at sea.
  • In Southern England a black cat crossing the path of the bride as she leaves the church is said grant a fortuneate marriage.
  • A cat has nine lives.
  • On every black cat there is a single hair that is white. If you remove it without the cat scratching, this white hair will bring you wealth or luck in love.

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syaznirahim said...


very interesting article there...

thanks for sharing..

when u have a time, visit mine ok?


Black Cat said...

thanks for dropping by :)

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